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  • Latinx in California: An Exhibit of the Latinx Research Center

    May 4, 2020

    Check out the virtual catalog for the art exhibit "Latinx in California" which highlights the artwork that forms part of the Latinx Research Center’s permanent exhibition, by the same title, at the Shorb House, 2547 Channing Way. Ethnic Studies Professor Laura E. Pérez is the current Chair of the Latinx...

  • Imagine Otherwise: Juana María Rodríguez and Emma Pérez on Writing Partnerships

    May 1, 2020

    In this podcast on Ideas On Fire, Professor and Chair, Juana María Rodríguez is interviewed, alongside her writing partner, Emma Pérez, on their shared writing practice and the joys of queer academic friendship.

  • Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity Goes to: Ethnic Studies Department, Professor Khatharya Um

    April 28, 2020

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is proud to announce that Professor Khatharya Um has been awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity. This prestigious university-wide award is presented annually to a distinguished faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley based on outstanding contributions in advancing the University's mission to create...

  • Racist Harassment of Asian Health Care Workers Won’t Cure Coronavirus

    April 10, 2020

    In this news story, Ethnic Studies Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy discusses how COVID-19 has impacted communities of color, and the additional stress and trauma this has caused health care workers.

  • COVID -19 Ethnic Studies Community Resources

    April 10, 2020

    Ethnic Studies community provides resources to help protect yourself and others during this tragic time. Help slow the spread of COVID-19 and shelter in place. Ethnic Studies Community Resources  

  • UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

    March 11, 2020

  • Ethnic Studies At Berkeley: Fifty Years of Igniting The Future

    February 10, 2020

    Date: March 5th - 6th  Location: Alumni House  A two-day symposium to share, spark, and inspire visions for the future. For 50 years, Ethnic Studies at Berkeley has need at the forefront of transforming knowledge, empowering communities, and advancing social justice. On March 5th and 6th, 2020, we will commemorate...

  • Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the U.S.?

    May 28, 2019

    Fiat Vox: Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the U.S.? Growing up in New York City, ethnic studies professor Catherine Ceniza Choy remembers seeing a lot of nurses dressed in their crisp white uniforms. She and her mom lived in an apartment building near several hospitals, so seeing...

  • Spring 2019 Ethnic Studies Department Commencement Ceremony

    May 13, 2019

    Wed, May 22, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Zellerbach Playhouse   The Spring 2019 Ethnic Studies Department Commencement Ceremony will take place at 2:00PM, Wednesday, May 22nd in Zellerbach Playhouse.   This year we are honored to welcome keynote speaker Helen Zia. Zia is an author, journalist, and activist....

  • Professor Raymond Telles Receives 2019 Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award

    April 9, 2019

    Raymond Telles, Associate Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies, has received the 2019 Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award. Ray teaches courses in the Chicana/o/Latina/o Studies Program and the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program such as CS 135A (Latino Narrative Film to the 1980s); CS 135B, (Latino Narrative Film since the 1980s); ETH STD...